We’ve decided as a startup culture that you can only be crazy or sane. That there’s no spectrum and that mental health or emotional problems indicate two things. One, you must be in the crazy world, and two, you are weak.
Every story is valuable.
Whatever your experience at work, it’s real, and it matters. You are not alone.
You may have been impacted by mental health personally.
Or through a family member, friend or colleague.
You may have a diagnosed condition, or you may not.
You may have been experiencing symptoms your whole life, or this may be new.
You may have experienced trauma, abuse, or discrimination, or you may not have.
You may be a CEO or an intern.
You may have had a good experience, or a terrible one.
We want to hear from you.
Your story catalyzes change.
Every story can change someone’s perspective and experience of workplace mental health.
Your story lets others who may be struggling at work know that they are not alone.
Your story helps others understand what their colleagues are going through.
Your story puts words to what has largely been an invisible issue.
Your story makes real, lasting change in the workplace.
Your story is a first step toward eliminating the stigma of mental health in the workplace.
Our commitment to your privacy.
Stories are powerful, but it can be scary to share them.
At Mind Share Partners, we are committed to only sharing what you are comfortable with. We will never share any personal information unless you give us explicit permission. In our story submission form, we provide options for you to decide exactly what we can share.
All of this is going to make me a better person. It’s going to make me a stronger person. It’s going to make me a better leader. It’s going to make me a better CEO. The future of the company demands my transparency.
Founder & CEO, Rex Animal Health
Will my story be used?
While we may not be able to share every story across our communication channels and our programming, every story will be read by a Mind Share Partners team member and will help us learn more about how mental health is experienced at work.
Where will my story be used?
Stories will give us insightful perspectives that will shape the content of Mind Share Partners’ programming. Quotes and recorded stories will be used in workshops, social media, editorial articles, videos, and other media outlets.
Can I decide what can be shared or not?
Yes! When submitting your story, we will provide you options to share or omit your name, company, title, and/or industry. Even if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your story publicly, we can learn from it to help develop programming that helps create mentally healthy workplaces.
Should I use my real name in my story? What about other people’s names?
Giving a name and face to stories have the greatest impact in reducing stigma when we can see others like ourselves with similar experiences. However, we understand if you would like some information to remain confidential. When submitting your story, we will provide you options to share or omit your name, company, title, and/or industry. When including other people and companies in your story, we ask that you omit their names to respect their privacy. You can substitute their names with general phrases like "a friend" or "a tech company."
I want to tell my story at work. Can you help me do that?
Yes! Mind Share Partners offers advising services to help individuals and senior leaders share their stories at their company. Learn more here.
Why is telling my story important?
Stories have a profound impact on normalizing mental health in the workplace. Your story can change someone’s perspective and their experience with mental health at work, lets others who may be struggling at work know that they are not alone, helps others understand what their colleagues are going through, and puts words to what has largely been an invisible issue. Your story is a first step toward eliminating the stigma of mental health in the workplace.